Please find below a list of university, college and other further education opportunities that may be of interest to students.
Year 12 Business & Finance Workshop
6-7th August 2019 9:30am-4pm
First Intuition invites year 12 students to a free Business & Finance workshop in Reading.
The workshop includes an introduction in accounting, a business game, CV writing and interview skills as well as the opportunity to speak to current accountancy students and local employers.
Two local accountancy firms, Kirk Rice and Wilkins Kennedy will be attending this year. Kirk Rice will be hosting the interview skills seminar and Wilkins Kennedy giving tips on how to write the perfect CV. Both firms take on trainees each year, either straight from school or University, and are keen to meet with students who are considering a trainee position.
Please click the links to view the flyer and application form.
Summer School at University of Reading, Careers in Property- 22-25 July 2019
An opportunity for Year 12 students to attend a four day, fully funded Summer School at the University of Reading to learn about a career in property.
Every day we are influenced by the built environment around us – shops, offices, industrial buildings, houses and the surrounding countryside all have an impact on the way we live. Did you ever wonder how these properties are developed, whether the buildings going up in our cities are sustainable or how much they are worth? The Pathways to Property Summer School allows students the chance to explore the property industry in more depth. With such a huge variety of roles, from a building surveyor or town planner to a sustainability consultant or financial analyst, there is a role to suit any skillset or personality.
Who: Year 12 students from state schools/colleges considering a career in property – either through University or through an apprenticeship
Cost: Nothing! All food, accommodation and travel costs are covered
During the Summer School:
- Learn about the industry and the careers available
- Attend taster lectures
- Get involved in a group project and debate
- Go on site visits
- Meet new people
- Experience life on a University campus
How to Apply: Applications close 31st May, though earlier entries are strongly encouraged. Visit the website at https://hly.ac/2DHivEf
At the end of the week, if keen to learn more about property, students can complete a funded work experience placement over October half term, have access to our e-mentoring programme, and if they choose to apply to study Real Estate and Planning at the University, can apply for a bursary up to £30,000 over three years.
'For me, the Summer School was the first step into a career in the property industry’ Bradley, Summer School participant & graduate surveyor at British Land
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0118 378 4196.
Morgan Stanley Technology programme- 26 July 2019
The Technology Step In, Step Up programme provides an oversight into the different technology programmes Morgan Stanley offers, as well as offering participants the opportunity to partake in interactive challenges, panel sessions and career workshops. It’s based in our London office in Canary Wharf and is intended for female students in years 12 and 13. Click here to view the flyer.
Deadline for applications: 2 June 2019
To apply for Technology Step In, Step Up and to find out more about Morgan Stanley, please visit morganstanley.com/campus and search for our pre-university opportunities.
Click the Events & Opportunities board to discover lots of brilliant experiences, programmes, insight days and taster sessions for students from leading institutions and organisations, such as:
- The Sutton Trust
- The Royal Society of Medicine
- Inner Temple (Becoming a Barrister)
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- PRIME Legal Work Experience
- University of Gloucestershire
- Generate London
- Fulbright Commission
The board is updated regularly with new opportunities, so please check regularly.
UK University and Apprenticeship Search Fair
At London, Emirates Stadium on Friday 1st March
This is for Year 12 and 13 students. Click here for more details.
'Introduction to Medicine' Careers Day- Tuesday 16th April
Every year the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust runs the ‘Introduction to Medicine’ careers day aimed at Year 12 students who are aspiring medics. See more detail below;
- Application Form
- Selection Criteria
- Health Questionnaire
- Relevant Experience for applying to medical school
Nuffield Research Placements – Summer 2019
Are you a student who currently receives a bursary?
Are you interested in continuing with a STEM subject at university?
If so, a Nuffield research placement could be the perfect enrichment opportunity for you and you may even be entitled to a bursary of up to £100 per week for the duration of the placement. If you are interested please take a look at the advert here and the website that it refers you to, for more information.
Royal Holloway University
We are running a History taster day at Royal Holloway on 12 December. Click here for more detail.
It will give students an opportunity to experience studying at university, alongside complementing their A Level courses. Royal Holloway is situated in Egham which is around 40-45 minutes on the direct trainline from Reading.
It features a lecture from prize winning author and scholar, Professor Humayun Ansari. The day is entitled, Power and Resistance: Rethinking Race and Imperialism in the Modern World. It offers workshop options which will be particularly useful for students studying Nazi Germany, the Making of Modern Britain, the British Empire or American History.
Click here for further detail on upcoming events.
The Marine Biological Association
Young Marine Biologists (YMB) Summit - Sunday 25th November, London
Click here for more information.
Bracknell and Wokingham College
Open Event - Wednesday 14th November 4.00-7.00pm
Click here for more information.
Royal Holloway University of London
14 November 2018 6.00pm
Click here for more information.
Electronic Engineering Taster Days
21 November 2018, 6 February 2019, 20 March 2019, 22 May 2019 10.00am - 3.00pm
Click here for more information.
Information Evening at The Henley College
Tuesday 27th November 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Visitors can now register their free place at: www.henleycol.ac.uk/events . We are also planning to offer an Open Day very soon – details to follow.
Follow our social media- Facebook: www.facebook.com/thehenleycollege
University of Hertfordshire
There are a number of places available in Clearing for the September 2018 intake of the BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology degree programme – and any students who are accepted onto this course will be eligible to undertake their clinical placements at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
University of Leicester
Got a question about Clearing and Adjustment or the 2019 application process?
From Monday 9 July to Thursday 19 July our team of experts will be available online from 9.30am to 4.30pm to answer any questions or queries you might have in the run up to the end of the school term and A-level results day.
Our chats will cover Confirmation, Clearing and Adjustment, Student Finance, and much more. Our team will also be on hand to discuss how we can support you throughout the 2018/19 Academic year, including reference writing for 2019 applicants.
You can start your web chat at the link here
University of Leicester - Upcoming Events 2018/19
Schools’ Taster Conference – Friday 29 June, 10.00-3.30pm
Our annual Schools' Taster Conference taking place at Leicester on Friday 29 June features thought-provoking and engaging academic taster sessions across all of our undergraduate departments, an information fair for students to quiz our academics plus CPD sessions for teachers.
The Conference is aimed at those looking to start university in 2019 but younger students are welcome if they’re up for a challenge! You can reserve your school’s place (there’s no cap on numbers!) and/or students can register individual places for the event.
Medicine Calling – Saturday 8 September, all day
Medicine Calling is a fantastic event for those that are interested in either studying medicine or psychology at university, as this event is all about psychiatry!
This conference, attended by more than 200 students last year, is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about psychiatry and the varied, exciting, rewarding and challenging career it offers, as well as a chance to attend interactive workshops, and a chance to find out about how to apply to medicine.
If any of your students would like to attend, they’ll need to email email@example.com for an application form.
Brain Awareness Day - Wednesday 26 September, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Open to anyone with an interest in studying psychology and neuroscience, including biology, medicine, genetics, physiology, pharmacology and health sciences. The day includes presentations, campus tours, live demonstrations and the opportunity to meet students and experts.
Bracknell and Wokingham College Open Event
Attend the event on Wednesday 27th June 2018 4-7pm and find out about the part time courses available. Click here for more details.
Reading University Taster Days
3rd July: English Literature Taster Day on Studying Contemporary Literature
11th July: English Language and Linguistics Taster Day on Language and Social Media
Our taster days are designed to give students the opportunity to discover what it would be like to study at degree level. On these free of charge days, students will sample lectures and activity based learning, work alongside other students interested in the subject, visit our beautiful award-winning campus, meet our enthusiastic staff and students, and get a real feel for student life at the University of Reading.
For more information about our taster days and for the individual online booking form please visit: https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/visiting-and-open-days/taster-sessions.aspx.
Unable to make these events?
If you or your students are not able to make it onto our Campus for one of these events then here are some other ways you can find out about us and our courses.
We are keen to launch a series of digital taster sessions online for English to give students a taste of our teaching. If you are interested in taking part in our pilots please email us at Englishfirstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in BA in English Literature or BA English Language and Linguistics then you may find the ‘Your Degree in a Nutshell’ documents of use. These booklets layout the degree pathways you can take and provide examples of modules students can study. These documents can be found at the bottom of this page.
Our Twitter pages are kept up to date with events and news from the Departments. Our English Literature page is regularly maintained by our students as part of their ‘student take over’ during which they give explain what it is like to be a student with us. Their Facebook page will also be celebrating World Book Night on 23rd April which we hope will be an exciting event. English Language’s twitter page can be found here.
Royal Veterinary College, University of London
The Open House events allow prospective students and their guests the chance to tour one or both campuses on the same day. During the Open House, guests will have an introductory talk; giving an insight into courses and how to apply. They will then tour the campus with student ambassadors.
- Saturday 10th February 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
- Saturday 2nd June 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
- Sunday 1st July 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
Please be aware that booking is essential and can be made at: www.rvc.ac.uk/visitus.
National Healthcare Weekend – Years 10 - 12
Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with students who are interested in:
- Veterinary Medicine
at the National Healthcare Weekend on the 24th and 25th March taking place in London, Cardiff, and Birmingham: 8 conferences on different specialties on the same day!
It is a highly valuable opportunity for your students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.
Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.
Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events here.
You can also see the attachment at the bottom of the page to view more details.
University Taster Days
These opportunities are relevant for Year 11 and Year 12 students at weekends, in Half term, Easter Holidays and after examinations.
They provide the opportunity to learn more about the content of degree course study and are useful preparation for assisting with UCAS applications and interviews. Please book to guarantee a place.
Royal Veterinary College
Veterinary Medicine https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=12049
Biological Sciences https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=12050
Queen Mary, London
Dentistry Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56461
Computer Science Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56470
Theatre & Performance Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56482
Psychology Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56446
Business Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56448
Languages Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56417
English Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56457
University of Westminster
Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56427
Economics Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56465
Digital Media Arts Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56421
Finance Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56498
Kings College, London
Classics Taster course https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56444
English Language & Linguistics https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56242
Geography Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56445
Global Health & Social Medicine https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56452
Investment, Risk Management & Banking https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56500 & https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56495
Actuarial Science Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56501 & https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56496
Optometry Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56487
Radiography Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56489
Midwifery Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56491
Nursing Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56492
Speech Therapy Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56488
Criminology Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56527
Sociology Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56528
Journalism Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56531
Structural Engineering Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56510 & https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56505
Mechanical and Aeronautics Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56511 & https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56503
Engineering Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56514
Business Management Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56494
Accounting Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56497
Architectural Technology Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56404
Social Sciences Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56453
Psychology Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56454
History Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56456
Economics Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56458
Digital Marketing & Social Media Marketing Taster Day - https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56460
Music Performance, Technology & Stagecraft https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56471
Politics & International Relations Taster Course https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56474
Anthropology Taster course https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56472
Chinese Studies Taster course https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56475
Product, Engineering Product and Special Effects Taster https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56255
Engineering Experience Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56545
Performing Arts Day – Comedy, Performing Arts & Production https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56406
Musical Theatre Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56407
Choreography & Dance Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56408
Business Management & Events Management Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56409
History Taster Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56410
Psychology, Criminology & Forensic Studies Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56412
Primary Education [Teaching] Day https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=56413
Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
Taster Day for Languages, History and Languages and History of Art
On Friday 16th February, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, will be holding a Taster Day for young women in Year 12 from state schools who are interested in studying either Modern and Medieval Languages, History and Modern Languages, or History of Art at undergraduate level. The programme will include sessions providing information on the content and structure of these courses, as well as taster sessions led by subject specialists at the University of Cambridge. Please find attached a provisional programme for the day. For further information, or to book your place, please email Dr Hazel Collinson (email@example.com). The deadline for booking places is Friday 19th January.
NEW COURSE! Canterbury Christ Church will be offering a BSc (Honours) in Physiotherapy with the first intake in September 2018. To find out more click here.
Canterbury Christ Church University- Click here to find upcoming open days.
Are you interested in a career in medicine? Click here to visit the Medschools online resources.
Kier and UWE Quantity Surveyor- Click here to view early careers opportunities.
University of Leicester - Free presentations and interactive workshops in the Autumn term
- Why University? (Year 12 , Year 11 or Year 10)
- Student Finance (Year 13)
- Study Skills (Year 12 , 13)
Click here to book.
University of Leicester - Lecture opportunities
|Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture||Tuesday 7th November 2017||The University of Leicester will welcome Hollywood personality David Puttnam to campus to deliver a lecture entitled ‘The times are changin’’.||Full details and online booking for free tickets can be found here.|
Literary Leicester 2017
|Wednesday 15th-Saturday 18th November 2017||Each year we bring renowned and up-and-coming novelists, playwrights and poets to provide their expertise to audiences across the region; all for free. This year, children’s authors Jeremy Strong, Anne Fine and Philip Reeve will be part of our fantastic line-up.||To find out more, please click here.|
University of Bath - Science Webinars
|Studying Physics at Bath||Wednesday 1st November 2017||
|An introduction to our physics courses and what it’s like to study at Bath.|
|Find out whether a placement is for you||Thursday 2nd November 2017||16:00pm-17:00pm||Why you should consider a science degree with a placement year at Bath.|
|How to succeed in your EPQ||Course start date: Monday 13 November||Helps students to decide whether an EPQ is right for them, and has lots of advice on how to successfully complete the EPQ and to use it to strengthen a university application.|
|Course start date: Monday 11 December||Explores how genes influence cancer development. Learners will discover more about the fundamental biological concepts that inform our current understanding of cancer development, the molecular genetics behind it and its spread within the body.|